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'Next generation' Detroit auto show returning downtown in September

More than 800,000 attend North American International Auto Show
Posted at 1:35 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 19:10:12-05

(WXYZ) — The North American International Auto Show is returning to Downtown Detroit for the first time in three years this fall.

Rod Alberts, the executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, announced Tuesday that the show will take place from Sept. 14-25, 2022 at Huntington Place and at other locations around Detroit, including different parks and the Detroit Riverfront.

The show was scheduled to take place in June 2020 with a brand new experience, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the show was moved to Pontiac's M-1 Concourse for Motor Bella.

“We are proud to return to downtown Detroit and to work with Mayor Duggan and the city of Detroit again,” Alberts said. “Capitalizing on everything we’ve learned over the past two and a half years, we are uniquely positioned to bring a dynamic, engaging, experiential show to Detroit in 2022.”

This year's show will "be an indoor and outdoor city-wide celebration of mobility," Alberts said. It's aiming to help underserved communities grow through expanded benefits.

"It will be unlike anything we have ever hosted before," he added.